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 WEDNESDAY MAY 4!

at Hotel Utah in San Francisco

Seriously it's going to be a great show plus you can help some starving musicians make rent. If you can please come on out - we have a set locked and loaded that is going to blow the roof off the joint and the Utah is a fun fun venue. Also - if you can please help spread the word about the show. This is one of those that could help us as a band get more paying gigs (and touring gigs) if it goes well so I would consider it a huge personal favor if you helped us get the word out.  Here's the blurb. xo emchy.




Come see my band Rhubarb Whiskey along with awesome touring awesome Mr. Crosby Taylor and local vixen Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands - show starts @ 8pm and costs $8. 21+ (since it’s a bar and all)

A night of bar stool spirituals, foot stompin alt country and kickin americana music all at the Hotel Utah. Come on out and support local music AND touring rock star Crosby Taylor.

Crosby Taylor is armed with a guitar, amp, drum, and harmonica, conjuring the spirit of the delta by way of the streets of LA.

Rhubarb Whiskey is digging up murder ballads new and old to romance you with the swampy beauty of straight up old school country.

Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands play bourbon soaked originals to feed your soul.
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So I have a show tonight woohoo! Rhubarb Whiskey is bringing murder ballads and accordion craziness to the grand reopening gala for Smythe's Accordion Shop. This also coincides nicely with amazing weather and Oakland's Art Murmur tonight. Plus the show is packed from Noon - 10 with fancy accordion calendar babes playing music. You know you wanna. Performers will include: Dorian Wood, Christian Kuffner, Big Lou the Accordion Princess, Luz Gaxiola, Nada Lewis, Amber Lee Baker, Renee de la Prade, Tara Linda, Mad Maggie, Salane C. Schultz, Rhubarb Whiskey & more




But so in looking up tonights show and updating the band calendars I realized that there are a tons of things coming up. So I thought I would share. xo



April 1, 2011
with Rhubarb Whiskey
Smythe's Accordion Shop Gala
2155 Broadway, Oakland

April 21, 2011
with Vagabondage
Blue Macaw, San Francisco

April 22. 2011
with Vagabondage
featuring Lulu McCubbins Ragtime Cabaret
Bazaar Cafe
San Francisco. CA

May 4, 2011
with Rhubarb Whiskey
featuring Crosby Tyler
Hotel Utah Saloon, SF

May 9, 2011
with Vagabondage
Hubba Hubba Revue
The Uptown, Oakland

May 21 & 22. 2011
with Vagabondage
Maker Faire
San Mateo County Event Center

June 15, 2011
with Vagabondage
Red Hots Burlesque
El Rio, San Francisco

yay hubba

Dec. 9th, 2008 10:42 am
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Vagabondage was full of rock. We met other musicians that ruled. We met other performers who ruled. The burlesque-ing was mmm mmm good and the pre show park practice had a heck of a lot of win involved.

videos are still in progress - but there's a whole lotta photos over here http://www.flickr.com/photos/emchy/sets/72157610882968847/

here are some of the highlights

emchy: (a aug accordion yell hobo)
Howdy Friends!


Feeling a little chilly? Well step inside Oakland's swanky UPTOWN CLUB for piping hot cup of BURLESQUE!


This Monday, December 8th, we've got...



MONIFA!

Vixen Noir!
Kiss Me Kate!
Madam Chartreuse!
Miss Balla Fire!
Special Guests, Vagabondage!
Savage Man-Beast, Zip the What-Is-It!

...and everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!


All for a Recession-Proof FIVE BUCKS!


Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID



THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)


HELP SPREAD THE WORD, Y'ALL!
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here are a coupe of videos from last night - more can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/emchypoet





the show

Nov. 12th, 2008 11:44 pm
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tonight's show was pretty great. i was able to breathe enough to not have bad nerves and then the singing and playing itself was good and just felt fucking good. sunday nights show was rough with what felt like a potenially hostile / too cool for school audience but this was just straightforward. yes there were hip people there and plenty of jaunty hats to be found. but there was nothing hipster about it for miles. [tangent - sunday had a lot of good people there too - there was just something more art and less accordion about the vibe - but in truth it turned out very well - please don't read that as a disparaging of sundays crowd]

so i played well. jim from the dark room played one song and it was bad ass. and mark and his quartet were more than grand. youtube videos are posting as i type. i was really hapy with this show. it meant a lot to me. to open for an artist i so admire as a solo act. to grab a room and not lose them to drunky chatter. to actually pull together my own set in my home town where i knew people - and trust me that is scarier than the anonymity of st louis. my friends were in the house and i so didn't want to be full of fail for them.

and it went well.
i am happy.
and tired.
and a little boozy.

now its time for bed.
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just call me bette midler :)

i'll be reading poetry / playing my accordion tonight at the K'vetsch 12th Anniversary show at Eros (the mens bathhouse across from safeway in sf)
there's lots of other features - it's a no open mic tonight celebration of an open mic. :) starts at 8pm
maybe i'll see you hepcats there
emchy: (accordionblur)
Hey All
Emchy and her Accordion just got added to the Sepiachord CD Benefit Show on 12/20 up in Seattle. Merry Xmas to me! w00t!


FROM [livejournal.com profile] sepiachord 

Because you asked for it...

It seems that everybody wants a Sepiachord compilation CD that they can purchase from us.

We'd love to be able to supply one but we haven't had the pocket change....

So we are pleased (as punch) to announce:

"A Steampunk Cabaret"
THE SEPIACHORD CD BENEFIT SHOW

Saturday 12/20/08*
The Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theatre
2322 2nd Ave
Seattle (Belltown) WA 98121
10 PM (sharp)

Cohosted by:
Sepiachord
Steam Con
Unhallowed Metropolis

With performances by:

Nathaniel Johnstone
(from Abney Park)
The Fog People
Hands of Kali
Superfluous, the ukulele tribute band
(featuring members of Miss Mamie Lavona's Band and "Awesome")
Golden Robot Army Light Brigade
Toy-Box Trio

21+
$7, *$5 in costume*

*which also happens to be the Sepiachord Captain's Birthday!

(an ALGERBAY production)



emchy: (accordion from fran)
the benefit was a smashing success. money was raised. art was performed. chills, tears and laughs were more than had. but more than all of that - on a personal note. seeing people. reconnecting. and honestly - feeling my family of queer radical artists,activists and just MY fucking people being around - for me it was revolutionary. i've been feeling down and disconnected and sick and stressed out and a whole lotta unpleasantness for a long time now. its why i left the queer open mic. its why i find myself not writing as much. its why i am depressed and anti social a lot. like whine whine emo right - but i've been having a crisis of one kind or another for a while now and self care shcmelf care it aint seeming to be working. always so tired. so sad. so lethargic. and tonight. tonight i felt like i was getting sick. i was hella tired and stressed out and my rsi was cranky. but all of that didn't matter when i parked the car and saw steven pull in behind me. from that minute forward i felt like i was kinda home in this way that was all about people and community. even the people i didn't know were there with such good intention and goodness in their hearts that it was just - it was what friends and community are supposed to be. and it was amazing.i felt really honored to be a part of it. the personal messages to fran said into the camera. the cheers for the new uncle bear daddy in the house. the bruce springsteen shout outs. the casual way carol emceed like we were all at her dinner party. its this stuff that makes sf home for me. i may be thinkgin abut new orleans a lot these days. but you people. i fall in love with you all over again whenever i see you.

big big love.
now here are some pictures.
and now i go crashy.

more pics under the cut )

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Hey kids - come and see Vagabondage tonight at the big QOM birthday bash. This show was traditionally a combo QOM and my bday party and I am thrilled that the hosts have invited us to feature and do our yelly sqeezyboxy thing. Less than 12 hours after the show I'll be leaving on a jet plane for the Hobo Love tour - so this will be (in my mind) a bit of a hometown sendoff. Please come and raise the roof with us. It's sure to a fucking good ass time!


September 12: QOM Celebrates 4th Birthday with VAGABONDAGE

The Queer Open Mic is turning FOUR!  That’s right, we’ve survived our rambunctious touch-everything-and-scream-like-we’re-on-fire toddler years, and are transforming full-throttle into precocious loud-mouth know-it-alls.  But first, let’s have a birthday party!  And how better to celebrate than to have Vagabondage — a band spearheaded by our venue’s founder Cindy Emch — as our feature?

Vagabongage

About Vagabondage

Walking the dirty streets of the big city and the farm towns, Vagabondage sings you tales of lonely alleyways, late night busrides and unfortunate incidents with spicy spicy food. Comprised of a poet, an actor, a storyteller, a ham, a vaudevillian, an accordion player, two guitar players, a kazoo player, and two singers, this duo will sing songs to make you laugh, cry, and raise your glass and sing along.

Yep!  Ain’t no doubt, this night’s gonna make San Francisco one proud momma of an open mic.

So bring your cupcakes and raise your glass!

credits:
Photo: Vagabondage @ 515 Orchard Street - by Katrina James 2008



emchy: (a aug accordion yell hobo)
please start spreading the word

October 1, 2008
The Hella Pretty Army: A Benefit for Fran Varian




On October 1st an army of San Francisco’s revolutionary and passionate writers, musicians, performers and art makers will come together at the San Francisco Center for Sex and Culture to throw a big ass party and benefit for Fran Varian.

Poet, activist and organizer Fran Varian has spent her life creating art, and poetry that is intense, powerful and a politcal punch in gut. Giving voice to the women, the fighters, the poor, the queer, the disenfranchised, Fran has spent her artistic life fighting for people's rights and voices. In addition to her art - she has also spent her entire life as a health worker, counselor and activist for the rights of women around health care and reproductive freedom. Ironically it is a lack of access to health care that has brought Fran to a serious health condition. Recently diagnosed with late stage Lyme disease, Fran is literally battling for her life after 14 years of mis-diagnosis allowing this disease to destroy her system. At this stage of the illness there is only one type of treatment that has shown positive results and this benefit is fighting for the funds to ensure that Fran can complete the full cycle of treatment.

With performers including Mark Growden, Lauren Wheeler, Vagabondage, Meliza Bañales , Katrina James, Heathen Machinery, Steven Schwartz, Gina de Vries, 
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Storm Florez and more, a silent auction that includes one of a kind art, couture fashion, handmade chapbooks and more, plus rumors of an onsite kissing booth the night is sure to be a celebration of life, art and the power of people coming together to help someone that has dedicated their life to helping the community.


If you would like to help Fran win the battle against Lyme Disease you can donate on her profile here http://goodbadgirl.livejournal.com/profile

Come to the show and join Fran's Hella Pretty Lyme Fighting Army!!


The Performers
Mark Growden



Mark Growden is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, painter, printer, and father based in SF. Some people think he smells good.




Lauren Wheeler is a recovering slam poet who competed at the National Poetry Slam in 1998, as a member of the renegade Team SF-Mission District, and again in 1999, as a member and the coach of Team Ithaca, NY. She has featured at Cornell University, where she studied English Literature, as well as in Los Angeles, Miami, and throughout the Bay Area. Lauren curated and hosted two poetry series in Ithaca, Tongue & Groove at Stella's Wine and Whiskey Bar and Re-Verse at the Oak Café, and was a core organizer of the ForWord Girls poetry and spoken word festival in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Lodestar Quarterly, Other Magazine, and 365 Tomorrows.




Walking the dirty streets of the big city and the farm towns, Vagabondage sings you tales of lonely alleyways, late night bus rides and unfortunate incidents with spicy spicy food. Comprised of a poet, an actor, a storyteller, a ham, a vaudevillian, an accordion player, two guitar players, a kazoo player, and two singers, this duo will sing songs to make you laugh, cry, and raise your glass and sing along.



Steven Schwartz is not Andrei.




Katrina James had her first short story published in 1998 and has been creating a steadily growing body of tales ever since. She also co-produced the cult public access show kittypr0n and has acted in and worked behind-the-scenes on several San Francisco stage productions, including Night of the Living Dead, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Twilight Zone, and Zippy the Pinhead. She currently spends her days disguised as a mild-mannered office manager.




heathen machinery: writer, mother, explosives expert. what's the worst that could happen?



Meliza Bañales is originally from Los Angeles. She has taught writing at UCSC and SFSU as well as at numerous conferences and workshops. She has been writing and performing for the last fifteen years. She published her first poems when she was seventeen in The Lesbian News. She went on to become the first Latina to ever win a Poetry Slam Championship on the west coast in 2002(Oakland), the 2002 winner of the People Before Profits Poetry Prize, and published her first book, Say It With Your Whole Mouth, at the age of twenty-five which went on to be nominated for the Poetry Center Book Award in 2004. Read more... )

Gina de Vries

Gina de Vries is a queer femme writer, rabble-rouser, and Paisan. Her fiction, journalism, memoir, and smut have appeared dozens of places, including: Baby, Remember My Name, Dirty Girls, TransForming Community, That's Revolting!, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink & Radical Politics Meet, make/shift magazine, and Curve magazine (where she was a columnist from 1997-2004). Currently, Gina curates shows for queer performance series San Francisco in Exile, blogs for national LGBT blog Bilerico, and teaches a writing workshop for sex workers at Center for Sex & Culture. She can be cruised online at ginadevries.com.


Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer Sri Lankan writer, performer and high femme powerhouse. The author of Consensual Genocide (TSAR), she has performed her work widely throughout North America and Sri Lanka, including performances at Yale University, Oberlin College, University of Southern California, Swarthmore College, louderARTS, 2006 Pride Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka's second ever Pride), and the immigrant rights rallies and benefits for queer youth centers down your block. Read more... )


Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Storm Florez is a Mexican Amaricon FTM, genderqueer singer/songwriter, performance artist, and live sex show instigator.

Storm currently lives in San Francisco. He has performed his music and spoken word across the US and co-produced and performed in the pornarific cabaret Trans as Fuck in San Francisco in 2004 and in West Hollywood in 2006. Read more... )

additional performers to be announced


If you have something (your time / silent auction items / performance) to donate for the show please leave a comment.



The Hella Pretty Army: A Benefit for Fran Varian
Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm
$10 - 20 (no one turned away for lack of funds - but it IS a benefit)
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-7399



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My friend Fran Varian is fighting some serious health issues, and a bunch of us are organizing a benefit to help her out.

[livejournal.com profile] pantryslut is organizing the auction! And as of right now, she is actively seeking donations. So, if you have an item, or a service, or something unclassifiable that you'd like to donate, please contact her ASAP. You can do so over here http://pantryslut.livejournal.com/1138209.html

Details on how to bid will be posted shortly!

Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested in either donating or bidding (or both :) ).
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This Sunday is going to be extreme in the greatness department, so come look at it and listen toward it. It is K'vetsh! And all-gender all-oriented open mary held at Sadie's Flying Elephant. Plus omg ROOSTER IS FEATURING!!!!!

Your features:

Math!  math bass is a video and performance artist who lives and works in San Francisco. She makes work about imagined queer utopias and is invested in the continual rebuilding/inventing of feminist language and landscape. Her favorite thing to do with other artists is to collaborate!

AND.....

Charlotte Gutierrez! Charlotte Gutierrez is a San Francisco based filmmaker who has screened her darkly hilarious films at film festivals all around the world. She was born and raised in the City by the Bay and is an avid Giants fan who has been creating stories and films since her childhood. She has been named as one of the nations emerging Latina filmmakers by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, worked on the Oscar nominated WEATHER UNDERGROUND, guest curated films for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and for Cine Accion's Festival Cine Latino, as well as had her acting talents featured in local independent films. Her seat in the directors chair was cemented however after a scarring stint as an extra in the Hollywood Blockbuster, HOWARD THE DUCK. Determined to create films that make people laugh while making them think, Charlotte's film credits include the short films Yardbird, About That Lesbian Puppet, Speak of the Devil, Victor, and CHICKEN: an untitled short. She is currently working on several narrative shorts and a feature film screenplay.

Hosted by Tara, and GUEST HOST Samara Halperin!!!! Kirk is writing on an island and will be back in October.

This Sunday, Sept 7th, 2008. 8:30 pm sign-ups, 9:00 show at Sadie's Flying Elephant, corner of Potrero and Mariposa in San Francisco. 21+. Please donate two to five dollars. We give it all to the features. For the open mic people: we would love to hear one piece of less than five minutes or five minutes of a longer piece. This tends to be about two double-spaced pages. Five haiku. One song, clear medleys with the management. We want to drink you in.
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September 12: QOM Celebrates 4th Birthday with VAGABONDAGE

The Queer Open Mic is turning FOUR!  That’s right, we’ve survived our rambunctious touch-everything-and-scream-like-we’re-on-fire toddler years, and are transforming full-throttle into precocious loud-mouth know-it-alls.  But first, let’s have a birthday party!  And how better to celebrate than to have Vagabondage — a band spearheaded by our venue’s founder Cindy Emch — as our feature?

Vagabongage

About Vagabondage

Walking the dirty streets of the big city and the farm towns, Vagabondage sings you tales of lonely alleyways, late night busrides and unfortunate incidents with spicy spicy food. Comprised of a poet, an actor, a storyteller, a ham, a vaudevillian, an accordion player, two guitar players, a kazoo player, and two singers, this duo will sing songs to make you laugh, cry, and raise your glass and sing along.

Yep!  Ain’t no doubt, this night’s gonna make San Francisco one proud momma of an open mic.

So bring your cupcakes and raise your glass!

credits:
Photo: Vagabondage @ 515 Orchard Street - by Katrina James 2008
Video: “Raise Your Glass” by Vagabondage - by Marlo Gayle 2008

emchy: (vagabondage blurry)
a good mood that isn't shaking off today makes for the happy. yesterday was sun and accordions and win at the cotati accordion festival. a completely acoustic set was a bit rough on us given the general ambient noise at a festival where a stage with amps is nearby - but we gave it the old college try. traffic going home was harsh - 45 miles in 3 hours. but the air smelled like country and the breeze was warm so we just rolled down the windows and fell in love with golden hour. cotati is a charming town. the crowd was friendly like i forgot folks could be. if it was closer to home it would become my new home of choice. as is - it may just need to become the land of day trips.
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Howdy Friends & Neighbors!


TONIGHT! Kiss ol' August goodbye with a damn fine line-up of gorgeous dames and thrilling variety acts guaranteed to tickle your eyeballs!


BURLESQUE & MORE with...

Mable001

Mable Sugar!

THE DEVIL-ETTES!
Kiki Bomb!
Chi Chis del Fuego!
Kitty von Quimm!
Josie Starre!
Margaret France!
Bunny Pistol!
Gorilla X!

Accordian-fueled Tales of Beer and Repentence with...

Vagabondage!

Vagabondage001


And everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!


ALL JUST FIVE BUCKS!


Doors 9PM, Show 10PM(ish)
21 & Up w/ID


THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)


Help Spread The Word, Y'all!
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The Hobo Love Tour is an accordion poetry tour adventure.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and ghouls, tramps and tricksters and traingels – step right up and get ready to be amazed by Waltzing Matilda the One Beer Prophet (formerly known as J. Wilber and Reverend Jess Duggan) and Cindy Emch (aka Emchy) of Vagabondage and Rhubarb Whiskey as they embark on the Hobo Love Tour!

That's right, folks – these two talented tattooed ladies are following the harvest moon during the month of September, starting out in Beer City and then following the curve of the big river down to St. Louis, and New Orleans.  Then, they'll be cutting back east to descend upon Louisville, Kentucky and, of course, the City of Big Shoulders.  They'll be spilling drinks and breaking hearts through the rust belt and the south.  Whatever you do, don't miss this daring duo!  It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll never forget!


HERE WE COME!!!
Saturday September 13
Cafe Bremen - 901 E Clarke St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Wednesday, September 17
Neutral Grounds - 5110 Daneel St., New Orleans, LA

Friday, September 19
Ray's Monkey House Cafe - 1578 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY

more dates coming
to contact the tour just email hobolovetour@gmail.com

Jess Wilber Bio

Waltzing Matilda hails from deep in the heart of the Rust Belt, a melancholy yet ruckus-raising clowngirl if ever there was one!  See! her do pseudo-stripteases to the sounds of Dixieland jazz!  Hear! her squeeze and strum her twisted take on Americana!  Listen! to her cut up jackpots, yarns spun about her traveling adventures!  Watch! as she makes you laugh and cry with her silly hobo-clown antics!

Hear her amaze you and see her wares on the lovely websites http://sadandbeautifulworld.net and http://www.myspace.com/onebeerprophet.


Cindy Emch aka Emchy Bio

Emchy comes from the lonesome, fog-drenched port of San Francisco, an accordion-playing beauty beyond compare!  Hear her play songs of hard-drinkin' and hell-raisin' on her accordion!  Listen to her share with you poetry that'll set fire to your soul!  Watch her closely, for she has surprises in store!

She is also the nefarious accordion component in the bands Vagabondage and Rhubarb Whiskey. Her adventures with Vagabondage are legendary including performances at the Hubba Hubba Revue (2008 Best of the Bay Variety Show), and other sordid venues in California.  You can hear her songs on the myspace pages of
Vagabondage & Rhubarb Whiskey.
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California's Biggest Accordion Festival: The Cotati Accordion Festival COME VISIT the Accordion Apocalypse Hohner Booth! Accordions, Performances, and more...

Come to see the show, dance, play accordion, eat, drink and have fun! Saturday August 23 & Sunday August 24th!
The HoboGobbelins, The Vagabond Opera, Amber Lee and the Anomalies, Limpopo, Polka Freakout, Vagabondage, Sansa Asylum, Jessica Fichot, The Secret Circus, Amber Amnesia, Luz Gaxiola...and more!

Visit Skyler and Gilberto at the HOHNER booth (#30). Demonstrations of beautiful new HOHNER accordions on the hour at The Accordion Apocalypse Cabaret Show!

For tix ($15/$25 two day) kids FREE!:
http://www.cotatifest.com/

Schedules:
Accordion Apocalypse Hohner Booth Performance Schedule:
Saturday August 23rd 2008
11 Vince Cirelli & Skyler Fell
12 The Accordion Apocalypse Circus Sideshow
1 Luz Gaxiola
2 The Secret Circus
3 The Hobo Gobbelins
4 Sansa Asylum
5 Amber Amnesia

Sunday August 24th 2008
11 Ilya Kreymer
12 Vince Cirelli & Skyler Fell
1 Luz Gaxiola
2 The Secret Circus
3 Vagabondage
4 The Hobo Gobbelins
5 New World Caravan

Cotati Accordion Festival Performance Schedule
Saturday;
9:45-10:15.........The Golden State Accordion Club(stage one)
10:20-10:50.......Amber Lee and the Anomalies(Stage two)
10:55-11:25.......The Hurricane(stage one)
11:30-12:00.......Hugh Morrison(stage two)
12:05-12:45.......Alex Meixner(stage one)
12:50-1:05.........The Great Morgani(stage two)
1:10-1:55 ...........Limpopo(stage one)
2:00-2:25............Lady of Spain
2:30-3:05...........Simka(stage two)
3:10-4:00..........Dick Contino(stage one)
4:05-4:20..........The Great Morgani(stage two)
4:25-5:10.........., Polka Freakout(stage one)
5:15-5:25......... Hugh Morrison(stage two)
5:30-6:10..........Vagabond Opera(stage one)
6:20-6:30..........Jessica Fichot
6:30-8:00..........Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers(stage one)
Zydeco tent on Saturday from 5:pm to 6:30pm with Motordude Zydeco
Zydeco dance party at Friar Tuck's (formerly The Inn of the Beginning) on Saturday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm with Mark St.Mary
In the polka tent both days is the Steve Balich band with guest artists opening
Sunday's Events August 24th, 2008
Sunday show:
9:45-10:15........The Golden State Accordion Club(stage one)
10:20-10:50......Tango #9(stage two)
10:55-11:30.....The Internationals
11:35-12:15......Monterey International with guest tenor Oracio Aiello
12:20-12:35......The Great Morgani(stage two)
12:40-1:20........The Georges Lammam Ensemble(stage one)
1:25-1:50...........Lady of Spain
1:55-2:25..........Joe Domitrowich/Capricious Accordion (stage two)
2:30-3:20..........Dick Contino(stage one)
3:25-3:40.........The Great Morgani(stage two)
3:45-4;30........ Polka Freakout(stage one)
4:35-4:45.........Big Lou (stage two)
4:50-5:45........Vagabond Opera(stage one)
5:50-6:00 .......guest soloist(stage two)
6:00-7:00........Limpopo(stage one)

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Well August is shaping up to be a fucking hyperactive month for accordion fans. I mean holy hot damn. And for me in the two accordion band s with the recording and the practicing and the getting ready for the sept tour and and and while shit it's practically insane. I think I am officially are out of time period :)

But seriously - this weekend will find me getting my total fanboy groove / musical inspiration on for the Monster of Accordion shows. Think monster truck but with accordions and fedoras instead of trucker hats, and sing a longs instead of... well you get the idea. It's going to be amazing. Last year I went to the San Francisco Monsters of Accordion tour and it actually changed my life. I went to the second bay area night in Oakland the next evening and decided to pick up an accordion myself and have never looked back. Well... ok I looked back to be all omg yay with the rosy nostalgia of the shows and their awesome. But I never looked back otherwise. Nope not no how. Thank you again to [livejournal.com profile] whittles for making the show part of her bday celebration so that my mind could go yay kapow!

Anyways - this mind blowing experience is back this weekend. On Saturday in SF at 12 Galaxies and in Oakland on Sunday at 21 Grand. (note the cosmic symetry both bay area shows are at places with a 2 and a 1 and a G in their names - sure to mean that it's good luck to attend) I'll be at both shows and the pre show master class on Sunday at 21 Grand that's open to squeezeboxers of all levels.

Musicians playing this year are
Jason Webley


Mark Growden


Amy Denio and Duckmandu.

Alright and if that wasn't enough to just make August RULE... Vagabondage is going to be performing at the Cotati Accordion Fest on Sunday Aug 24 and then at the Hubba Hubba Revue @ Uptown in Oakland on Aug 25. Rock and freakin roll. So exciting. (plus I just got the Songs of American Sailormen - w00t!!!)

See you out and about hepcats.
xo
emchy

[edited to correct vagabondage show dates b/c i can't read a calendar :P ]

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